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Anything i should know Before i buy?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by oreoboy13, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. oreoboy13

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    I am about to go and test with the intention to buy a combination of the follwoing,

    Denon 3802 and Onkyo 797 with
    Arcam DV88 or the new Myrad DVD player (£999)

    I want these to play both music and films and i just wanted to know if there is anythijng i should be aware of before i test and/or purchase this kit.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Desticado

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    a couple of suggestions...

    take some cd's / DVD's with you if you have them.

    look at the DVD on output on your TV model if you can.

    Think about how you will connect your new DVD into your existing TV/VCR/SKY/PS2 etc

    Think about the lighting levels at home when you typically watch DVD's and try to recreate that in the showroom.


    Finally, be aware that you can purchase most equipment on the internet for around 25% less...

    Regards.
     
  3. oreoboy13

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    Thanks for the reply, but what i meant was are there any little nuances between these machines that might not be immedialtely obvious, e.g. Is the Myryad upgradeable, does the Onkyo take a DVD-Audio input?

    Its pretty clear that everyone thinks the 3802 is pretty good, does anyone have any opions about the Onkyo and/or the Myryad?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Sorry.
    I did think after that it was perhaps a little too obvious...

    Regards.
     
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    A friend tested those DVD players and found out the Myryad had better sound and the Arcam better image, the second is upgradable.

    The receivers are equivalent, the Onkyo beeing THX and a little more expensive, I prefer the Onkyo...
     
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    Thanks, much needed info, i read in a mag somewhere that the Onkyo has 1 less channel of amplification than the Denon, should i be overally worried about this?
     
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    Hi.
    Nothing to worry about I would have thought.
    The only draw back could be buying one stand and speaker,any one know any dealers willing to do this?
    I read somewhere on the forum that one centre back is preferable to two.I think it was when talking about the new Yamaha.
    Lets us know how the demoing goes.I am also keen to give the Onkyo range a listen.
    Gary
    Gary
     
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    I am not sure if it's worth buying such an expensive DVD player at this stage.
    Why not get a mid-range model at half price and later replace it rather then
    paying so much.
    With true universal (DVD-A/SACD) players around the corner I would rather wait.
     
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    I think it will take some time before I even think of replacing my CDs by DVD-audio or SACD, actyally nowadays I only buy DVDs, I like to watch the artists as they play, and none of those formats allow it...

    And as the source, along with the speakers are the most important links in music, I also went for as good a DVD player as I could afford...
     
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    Which was?
     
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    Arcam DV88, now upgraded to FMJ DV27...
     
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    So no one thinks its a prob that the Onkyo only has 6 chans of amplification as opposed to the Denons 7?
     
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    Base your decision on the audition you will do and compare a 6.1 against a 7.1 setup, then decide according to your budget and liking.
    If the Onkyo can cope with higher loads you may just connect 2 rear speakers to the same output. On how to do this do a search in the Speaker forum, was recently discussed (series vs. parallel).

    As for the DVD I still don't think you need to spend that much for good performance but it's of course your decision. Search the DVD forum for some alternatives if you are interested.
     

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